Manual Handling is the movement of any object, be it being pushed, put down, pulled or picked up. It could be a box, an animal or a person.
Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.
Educating your staff in the correct procedures can reduce injuries at work. Our team will clearly explain ways to avoid upper limb and neck injuries, helping you reduce the number of 'Days Away From Work' cases.